Research Article

Hydrothermal Synthesis and Enhanced Corrosion Inhibition Activity of CdS QDs toward Zn Surface

P. Rajasingh
Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tiruppur, TN, India
K. Kandasamy   Department of Chemistry, K.S.R College of Arts and Science for Women, Tiruchengode, TN, India

J. Environ. Nanotechnol., Volume 10, No. 2 (2021) pp. 06-09



The hydrothermal method was used to synthesize hexagonal 3-5 nm CdS QDs with Delonix elata leaves aqueous extract as a capping agent. The synthesized CdS QDs were characterized by FTIR, UV-Vis, XRD, FESEM spectroscopy. The anticorrosion activity of CdS QDs coated Zn plate was exanimated under 1 M HCl, 6 M KOH, 3.5% NaCl electrolytic medium. The best corrosion resistance was achieved through the application of the CdS QDs coating on the Zn metal surface.

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